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Ashley McKeown

Ashley McKeown

Associate Professor

Phone: 406-243-2145
Email: ashley.mckeown@umontana.edu
Office: Social Sciences 225
Office Hours:

MWF 11am - 12pm
and by appointment.


Field of Study

Biological anthropology with a specialization in bioarchaeology of Colonial era sites (North America and Caribbean) and Mayan sites in Belize as well as interest in forensic anthropology and archaeology

Courses

Anth 412 Osteology

Anth 413 Forensic and Mortuary Archaeology

Anth 491 Forensic Osteology

Anth 513 Seminar in Bioarchaeology and Skeletal Biology

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Ph.D. in Anthropology, 2000

Dissertation: Investigating variation among Arikara crania using geometric morphometry

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Masters of Arts in Anthropology, 1996

Thesis: Craniometric sex estimation using a finite mixture missing data model

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 1991

Specialized Skills

Physical Anthropology; Bioarchaeology; Forensic Anthropology

Selected Publications

Kemp W, McKeown A, Skelton R, and Symes S. 2013. Identification of skeletal fractures before and after removal of soft tissue: A case report. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 34: 18-22.

McKeown, Ashley H., Ryan W. Schmidt. 2012. Geometric Morphometrics. In Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology, DiGangi E. and Moore M. (eds). Academic Press, New York, NY.

Seguchi, Noriko, Ashley H. McKeown, Ryan Schmidt, Hideyuki Umeda, and C. Loring Brace. 2010. An alternate view on the peopling of South America: Lagoa Santa in craniometric perspective. Anthropological Science 119: 21-38.

McKeown, Ashley H. (editor). 2009. “the usual burying place by James Citte”: An archaeological report on the Jamestown Statehouse Complex Burial Ground Project at Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown, VA: Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project

May, Jamie E., Beverly A. Straube, Ashley H. McKeown, and William M. Kelso. 2009. Introduction and Background in “the usual burying place by James Citte”: An archaeological report on the Jamestown Statehouse Complex Burial Ground Project at Jamestown, Virginia, AH McKeown (editor). Jamestown, VA: Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project, pp. 1-12.

McKeown, Ashley H., Beverly A. Straube, Jamie E. May, William M. Kelso and Douglas W. Owsley. 2009. Research Design in “the usual burying place by James Citte”: An archaeological report on the Jamestown Statehouse Complex Burial Ground Project at Jamestown, Virginia, AH McKeown (editor). Jamestown, VA: Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project, pp. 13-27.

McKeown, Ashley H. and Jamie E. May. 2009. The Burials in “the usual burying place by James Citte”: An archaeological report on the Jamestown Statehouse Complex Burial Ground Project at Jamestown, Virginia, AH McKeown (editor). Jamestown, VA: Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project, pp. 28-155.

McKeown, Ashley H., Jamie E. May and Beverly A. Straube. 2009. Interpretations in “the usual burying place by James Citte”: An archaeological report on the Jamestown Statehouse Complex Burial Ground Project at Jamestown, Virginia, AH McKeown (editor). Jamestown, VA: Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project, pp. 168-186.

Publications

Recent Research Presentations

McKeown, Ashley H. 2013. Geometric morphometric analysis of Arikara craniofacial morphology. Poster presented in the Invited Symposium: From Paleoamericans to Recent Americans: A Celebration of Richard L. Jantz’s Contributions to Biological Anthropology at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Knoxville, TN.

McKeown, Ashley H., Douglas W. Owsley, William M. Kelso, Jamie E. May. 2012. “The usual burying place by James City:" Interpreting early 17th-century burials from Jamestown, Virginia. Paper presented in the Invited Symposium: Investigating the Individual and the Family through Mortuary Data at the 45th Annual Conference of Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Baltimore, MD.

Seguchi, Noriko, Ryan W. Schmidt, Ashley H. McKeown. 2012. Testing evolutionary mechanisms for patterns of craniofacial morphology: distinguishing between neutral forces and selective forces of evolution. Paper presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Portland, OR.

McKeown, Ashley H., Walter L. Kemp, Beatrix Dudzik, Hillary R. Parsons. 2011. Scavenging and its relationship to decomposition in the Northern Rockies. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meetings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, IL.

McKeown, Ashley H. and Daniel J. Wescott. 2010. Sex and Ancestry Estimation from Landmarks of the Cranial Base. Presented at the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington.

McKeown, Ashley H., Jamie E. May, Douglas W. Owsley, William M. Kelso and Beverly A. Straube. 2010. Life and Death at Jamestown: Bioarchaeology of an Early 17th-century Colonial Cemetery. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ahlman, Todd M., Gerald Schroedl, Ashley H. McKeown, Robert J. Speakman and Michael D. Glascock. 2007. A study on ceramic production and exchange among enslaved Africans on St. Kitts, West Indies using Macroscopic Analysis and Chemical Composition. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Owsley, Douglas and Ashley McKeown. 2007. Skeletal analysis of 1607 James Fort colonists. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Williamsburg, Virginia.

McKeown, Ashley H. 2006. Population history of the Kootenai, Northern Rockies: The archaeological, historical, linguistic and biological evidence. Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

DiGangi, Elizabeth and Ashley H. McKeown. 2005. Human skeletal remains from Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, St. Kitts, West Indies. Paper presented at the 2005 meeting of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, Nevis, West Indies.

McKeown, Ashley H. 2004.  A re-evaluation of Arikara population structure using three-dimensional coordinates from cranial landmarks. Paper presented at the 62nd annual Plains Conference, Billings, MT.